PBG Eagles Clinch World Tennis League 2023 Title Led by Medvedev, Rublev, and Sofia

PBG Eagles with the World Tennis League 2023 trophy

In Dubai on December 26, 2023, the PBG Eagles, led by US Open Champion Daniil Medvedev and Australian Open quarterfinalist Andrey Rublev, secured victory in the World Tennis League. The team triumphed over Team Kites with a score of 29-26 in the finals at the Etihad Arena, UAE, claiming the coveted trophy and winning purse.

The PBG Eagles displayed a strong performance, bouncing back after losing the opening mixed doubles match. Despite Medvedev and Mirra Andreeva’s defeat in a tie-breaker to Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the team secured victories in women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and women’s singles.

Andreeva and Sofia Kenin won the women’s doubles against Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka with a 7-5 score. Medvedev and Rublev easily defeated Grigor Dimitrov and Lloyd Harris with a 6–3 victory in the men’s doubles. In the women’s singles category, World No. 33 Kenin upset World No. 2 Sabalenka.

Medvedev, expressing satisfaction with his performance, mentioned his happiness about winning in his first World Tennis League. Rublev, pleased with his contributions, highlighted the team’s approach to matches and the importance of a podium finish.

Punit Balan, Chairman & Managing Director of the Punit Balan Group, expressed joy about having tennis greats on the PBG Eagles and emphasized the team’s clinical finish and championship win, providing fans with a reason to celebrate the end of 2023.

Although Grigor Dimitrov won the men’s singles match 6-3 against Rublev, PBG Eagles had a sufficient point cushion to secure the title with a final score of 29-26.

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